|Digital Tipping Point: Mandriva CEO Jean Francois Boncilhon 04 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this particular segment, Jean Francois makes a loose comparison between auto makers and Linux software distributions. He says that in both cases, the companies really are assembling parts made elsewhere. He notes that although MandrakeSoft's value-add to the distribution is small, so are their costs and their profits...
Keywords: Mandrake; MandrakeSoft; Mandriva; Boncilhon, Jean Francois; Jean Francois Boncilhon; Linux distros like auto makers; social justice and FOSS profits; saved us, Boncilhon quote; Business models for open source, value of community contributions; stakeholders in open source; value add is packaging
|Digital Tipping Point: Novell Chairman Jack Messman 04 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this continuation segment, Novell Chairman Jack Messman calls open source a "powerful force" that is changing the software industry. One thing I didn't know is that, according to Jack, most software is written inside businesses for internal use. He says that more and more of the companies will need to turn to the open source community to cope with the costs of writing the code, debugging t...
Keywords: Jack Messman; Messman, Jack; Novell's history; open source as powerful force; business models for open source, in-house code production; business models for open source, licensing fees; business models for open source, support fees; open source as a disruptive technology; meritocracy; peer review; ease of use; value add is packaging